Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
Theory and practice for sustainable planning
Develop the skills to make environmentally, socially and economically sustainable planning decisions. You’ll learn from some of Australia’s leading planning practitioners. Graduate job-ready for planning roles or keep studying for your masters.
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For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has delivered knowledge leadership for a better world. The most prestigious and widely recognised rankings of world universities consistently place UQ among the world's top universities. UQ has also won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. This commitment to quality teaching empowers our 56,000 current students, who study across UQ’s three campuses, to create positive change for society.
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
- Learn from Australia’s best planning practitioners in a program recognised by employers as delivering high-quality, job-ready graduates.
- Tailor your program to match your career goals through practical and flexible elective courses.
- Benefit from collaborative learning spaces, such as the $1.5 million Planning Studio, that allow you to integrate maps, plans and computers while working together as a group and with external bodies to address real planning challenges.
- Urban and regional planner
- Strategic land use coordinator
- Development assessment officer
- Spatial planner
- Urban design coordinator
- Heritage conservation officer
- Social planner
- Commercial and industrial development officer
- Tourism consultant
- Regional development officer
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor's degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or
- 2 years of work experience in the same discipline.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
Urban and regional planning is about improving the quality of cities and regions. Professional planners assist communities, companies and governments to integrate the environmental, economic and social aspects of development from small sites up to whole regions. Planning deals with strategic work (long-range planning) as well as structural and statutory components in relation to built and natural environments and the legislative framework controlling land use. Accordingly, planning is closely allied with commerce, government, sociology, communities and the ecology disciplines.
The Graduate Certificate is designed for recent graduates in any field, and for established professionals who wish to extend their skills and expertise. It will also help provide a preparation for entry into a masters program.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is a 1 year course for a part-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 3 core subjects and 1 elective subject, with 2 to be completed in your first study period and 2 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 4 subjects.